Dr. Peter Brown
Dr. Peter Brown’s career has concentrated on the uses of philosophy to think critically about the goals of society, with a focus on the deterioration of Earth’s life support capacity and the thought systems that facilitate and legitimate this decline.
Dr. Peter Brown is a Professor at McGill University in the School of Environment, and the Departments of Geography and Natural Resource Sciences. He is also the Principal Investigator of Economics for the Anthropocene, a partnership between McGill, the University of Vermont, and York University. Graduate students are being educated in the foundations of economics, finance, law, governance and ethics, and offered first hand experiences in responding to crises in water, energy, climate justice, and food security as they affect life’s commonwealth.
Dr. Brown holds a BA from Haverford College, and an MA and PhD from Columbia University. He has authored a number of books, including Restoring the Public Trust: A Fresh Vision for Progressive Government in America, and The Commonwealth of Life: Economics for a Flourishing Earth.